Retired Manu Samoa Vili Alalatoa is two hundred per cent behind the resurrection of the national pride, Samoa Airways. Enjoying his retirement in Sydney Australia, Alalatoa who played for his country of birth in 53 internationals from 1988 until the 1991 World Cup, is travelling to Apia for a family reunion later this month on Samoa Airways.
The cyber bullying workshop organised by the Samoa Fa’afafine Association (S.F.A.) has been hailed a success. Held last week Saturday, the workshop was considered a milestone achievement for S.F.A. because it brought out in numbers the young members of the association between the ages of16 and 40.
Nothing worth having comes easy. And we all have to do what’s best for us and our families no matter what. This is the very reason Sani Howard works hard every day.
Samoa yesterday celebrated World Toilet Day with the theme “Water and Sanitation in a changing Environment”. The celebration was held at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Conference centre in Apia.
Life is not that hard if we change our attitude about work. This is the belief of Avamu’a Mata’u, 70, from the village of Faleula. He said for a country like Samoa, you just have to work hard so you could provide for your family.
The Samoa of decades ago is not the same today. It’s easy enough to see, says 49-year-old Legalo Fetaia’i from the village of Faleula-Uta. Over the years, he has seen how things have changed.
Poverty is an issue faced by many families in Samoa today. For one Fuga Uelese, she is not ashamed to say it. The mother of six tells the Village Voice life has become so much harder especially with the lack of money.
The greatest part of any memorable adventure is spending it with family. And when you’re in Samoa with your loved ones, a cold niu at hand is the best way to celebrate and cherish those moments.
Michael O’Neil has only been in Samoa for two days and he is already in love with beautiful Samoa. Talking to Dear Tourist yesterday, the 52-year-old said he was not here for a holiday but for work purpose.
Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, is worried. He is concerned that so far there has been no solid information as to what action the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (M.P.M.C.) has taken since evidence was provided that someone is “selling Samoan passports” online.
During the early stages of the Australian recession in the late 1980s, one Australian couple decided to live life to the fullest and set sail in search for the concept of paradise which led them to Samoa.
More than 4,000 students from across the country have been sitting national assessment exams for the past week. According to the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, more than 2,400 students are sitting the School Certificate (S.S.C.) while another 2,000 students are taking on the Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate (S.S.L.C.) examinations.
If you follow the delicious spicy aromas of a unique fusion of the orient and the Pacific up the hill to Vailima, you will be directed to the old but newly-renovated Curry House. The restaurant had been operating for 10 years before it was closed for a year to undergo renovations.
Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, is confident Samoa is on to a winner with Samoa Airways working closely with Iceland Air. The A.G. fielded questions from the media around the lease arrangements of the Samoa Airways aircraft with Iceland at the airlines’ launch in Auckland.
The 26-year-old driver of a car who hit and killed a Mormon missionary on Sunday has been found and charged. This was confirmed by a senior Police Officer who spoke to the Samoa Observer on the condition of anonymity yesterday.
The Minister of Women, Community and Social Development, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, is remaining tightlipped about an alleged domestic incident over which a family member has lodged a complaint with the Police against her.
Life in Samoa might be a struggle for many people but for Ah Fook Ah Fook of Samusu-tai, this is still paradise. The Village Voice caught up with Mr. Ah-Fook at Tafaigata yesterday, where he works.
Think a minute…Not long ago a couple was taking a holiday in the mountains of California. Day after day they saw the same young man sitting by a bridge near their hotel. At first they thought he was fishing, but after a closer look they realized he was doing nothing but sitting and staring at the sky.
New Zealand, a member of the Pacific family of nations, has an exemplary record in the development and the maintenance of democratic governance in its modern history.
SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.
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